Author Archives: arielrose22

Final Blog

I would define sustainability as practices that help prolong the life of the environment. This isn’t much different from what I thought at the beginning of the course. However, what HAS changed is my knowledge of a variety of ways … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling

This past week in class we discussed eco-labeling. The problem with eco-labeling that I see is that the average consumer doesn’t know that these labels even exist. Only very few consumers actually look at the inside labels of the garments … Continue reading

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Sustainability Without Sacrificing Aesthetic Appeal

This week we talked about the idea of designing locally. I absolutely LOVE this idea. One of my favorite brands, BlackMilk Clothing, is a good example of a company that can design locally, but can also compete in the international … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

This week as we discussed the idea of Cradle to Cradle, I began thinking about how this concept can be applied to the apparel industry. This concept was a little more difficult for me to grasp than the other ones … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprint + Biomimicry+ Industrial Ecology

By calculating my carbon footprint, it has made me aware of just how much I consume on a daily basis. The average in the US is 27 tons of CO2 per year. Although my score is lower than the national … Continue reading

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Less Waste When Creating

Today in class I was extremely intrigued by the video that was shown about Tonle apparel. I was intrigued by how far they go to make sure they don’t have any waste within their company. I thought it was incredible … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This week as we discussed empathic design, I began to have a better understanding of what empathic design is. I have heard the term used, and knowing that empathy means the ability to understand the feelings of another, I made … Continue reading

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